Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another View of the Itawamba County Court House

Pictured above is a view of the north entrance to the Itawamba County Court House. The scene was photographed around 1900. The 1852 Federal style structure was built during ca. 1852. The building featured a copula topped with a weather vane. Fulton historian, Zereda Greene, who moved to Fulton with her family during 1900, once wrote: “For many years, when we would be washing, long before the advent of the washing machine, water heaters, etc., we would check the weather vane on top of the courthouse to see the direction the wind was from before we built the fire around the washpot, then build the fire on the side the wind was from so it would blow under the washpot.”

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